Claire House Children’s Hospice simply couldn’t survive without the support of our volunteers.

By volunteering with Claire House, you’d be joining our team of over 900 dedicated people who give their time freely to help our charity. Even if it’s just a few hours a week, your time can really make a huge difference to our children and families.

We offer over 50 individual volunteer roles across our hospice, shops and fundraising. So, whether it’s by serving customers in our shops, handing out medals at our events or volunteering within the hospice itself, you’ll be helping us to achieve our dream of reaching every child and family that need our services.  

Volunteering at Claire House is open to anyone over 14. No matter what your ability, experience, interests or reason for volunteering, we’re sure to have the perfect opportunity for you!

If you’re a business or a community group, we’d also love to hear from you as we offer a variety of projects you can get involved with.

Current opportunities

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 Not see anything that takes your fancy at the moment? We’d still love to hear from you as we have lots of new and exciting opportunities, both for those interested in long term volunteering or just every once in a while, coming up all the time.

Or if you’d simply like to apply to become a Claire House volunteer and be kept up to date with our opportunities, then please fill in an enquiry form or contact our Volunteer Services Team on 0151 343 0883.

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Benefits of volunteering at Claire House

By joining Claire House you become a part of our Claire House Family, and there are many benefits that come along with this, including:

Fun. Claire House is a great place to volunteer. You can meet new friends whilst helping your local charity.

Support. Whilst you volunteer at Claire House you will be supported by both your line manager and a central Volunteer Services team, all of whom are on hand to guide you throughout your volunteer journey.

Events. At Claire House we hold annual coffee mornings where you can meet other volunteers, share experiences and find out what’s happening in your charity.

Recognition. Each year we hold a recognition event to celebrate volunteer’s outstanding achievements.

Newsletters. Four times a year you’ll receive our Volunteer Newsletter. You’ll find out what’s happening at Claire House along with event information and opportunities, all direct to your mailbox.

Training. Each role at Claire House has a different training requirement. This may involve task based training, or a full training programme including manual handling, infection control and health and safety. All our training programmes are in place to ensure you are comfortable with your role and safe in your volunteering environment.

Qualifications. At Claire House we’re proud to offer our volunteers the opportunity to gain new skills including NVQ’s in Customer Service and Retail. Whilst there is a minimum commitment requirement of 18 months, these opportunities are available to all our volunteers.

Experience. Should you volunteer to gain a particular skill, we can work with you to ensure you receive experience that will help you develop your career.

Expenses. It is important to Claire House that volunteers are not prevented from volunteering due to financial constraints, when supporting the charity.  Each volunteer is permitted to claim reasonable expenses incurred through their volunteering duties.

Flexibility. At Claire House we understand that people volunteer outside of their working day or around other priorities. We have a variety of roles and a variety of shifts that may suit individuals.

Diversity and equal opportunities. Claire House values diversity and believes that a mix of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will create a productive work environment.